Subject: Re: Documentation/languages...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/19/1997 11:31:01
Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Sun, May 18, 1997 at 11:19:46 (+0100), Patrick Welche wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: Documentation/languages...
> >
> > Aren't there k&r -> ansi converters anyway, much as f2c does for
> > Fortran?
> Hmm... yes, but none as good as a real compiler.  Why convert code you
> should be able to just compile -- after all the compiler source is
> there, and though there's the obvious bootstrapping problem it shouldn't
> be that hard....
> C9X is a *new* language.  It is not C.

Fortran is an *old* language, and we still can't get rid of it! (My
bias - I still have to use Fortran66 inherited code, grumble grumble)

Not that the above has anything to do with the argument...